International Women's Day: Featuring Women Owned/Operated Companies
Women deserve to be celebrated 365 days a year, and March 8, International Women’s Day, is a welcome reminder! A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Celebrate the hardworking women forging change in the industry and empowerment worldwide!
A global congratulations to all women owned and operated companies!
There are many thriving women owned/operated companies worth mentioning, but a few that come to mind are:
Nettle Meadow Farm and Artisan Cheese:
Nettle Meadow Sanctuary Farm is the home to well over 130 farm sanctuary animals and a cheese company in Thurman, New York. It is owned and operated by Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan - Both women have a love for animals, artisan cheese, and the unique challenges of the farm life! Originally founded in 1990, Nettle Meadow Farm is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses.
In Farsi, Maazah means flavor and the Sajadys are big fans of flavor! The mother and 3 daughter team created a company dedicated to Afghan-style chutneys, a versatile condiment that can come in a variety of forms. Some are chunky, others are smooth. Some sweet, savory, tangy, or spicy. Maazah's famous Magic Green Sauce is a cilantro and ginger chutney with secret herbs added in. It's simple yet addictive, plus gluten-free and vegan!
There are 1,200 licensed cheesemakers in Wisconsin, and just 60 of them are women. Marieke Penterma is one of those women, and she creates traditional Dutch Gouda cheese. On top of crafting award winning cheeses, she makes sure every leadership role in her company is filled by a woman!
"Marieke creates an incredibly empowering atmosphere where women feel comfortable coming forward with ideas. Running her business in this inclusive way has helped put Marieke on the map for her cheese-making. But don’t worry, we don’t discriminate against men!" - via Marieke Gouda's Website
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. :
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company has been awarded official certification from The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). They also granted Point Reyes a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification.
The Giacomini sisters' focus is to create a work environment that supports women with work life balance, strong leadership, and opportunities for growth! Over 55% of their workforce are women.
Founder Gail Becker started Caulipower because she was frustrated by the lack of delicious and healthy gluten-free options at the grocery store. As the mom of 2 boys with Celiac she desperately tried to find nutritious, gluten-free options that weren't filled with fat, sugar, salt, and calories.
She turned to a like-minded community of healthy hackers and stumbled upon lots of recipes for cauliflower crust pizza and the rest is history!
Now, the pizzas are available in the freezer section at grocery stores nationwide!